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Learn the Look: Purple Lips

Bianca S. Valerio (The Philippine Star) - March 1, 2015 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines - The color purple reigned as one of 2014’s biggest beauty trends and continues to paint its way into 2015. From eyeshadows to liners and lipsticks, last year’s official Pantone color, orchid, was translated to shades of lilac to plums to vixen violet.

Amplifying the purple madness, for example, was MAC’s collaboration with award-winning musicians like Rihanna and Lorde, releasing limited edition lipstick shades like “Talk The Talk” and “Pure Heroine.” Both rich eggplant shades sold out instantaneously upon release!

Though trends are to be pursued with caution, I encourage nothing but stepping outside of your beauty comfort zone! So here are three helpful tips in pulling off some purple lippie:

Balancing Act

It’s all about balance to look chic rather than clownish.

A soft plum smoky eye goes with a nude lip color while a deep plum/purple lip color goes best with classic neutral eyes and flawless-finished skin.

Wheel of Fortune

Allow me to get nerdy for a minute: in the color wheel, yellow and purple always go together. First, they cancel out one another like how yellow-undertoned concealers hide purplish veins.

On the other hand, they complement one another. Since 90 percent of people in the world have a yellow undertone, purple is actually a color we can all pull off! It’s all about picking the right shade of purple that suits you! Winning!

Pick your Plum

From a shy sheer to a soft satin to full-on, opaque finishes, these brands have a purple shade that’s right for you:

Sheer: Revlon Super Lustrous Shine Lipstick in Plum Velour and Foxy Lady.

Stain: Cover Girl Outlast Lip Stain in Saucy Plum.

Gloss: Laura Mercier Lip Stain in Sugar Violet.

Matte: MAC Matte Lipstick in Smoked Purple.

Satin matte: NYX Cosmetics and Macaron Lippies in Violet.

Creamy: Maybelline Color Sensational Vivids in Brazen Berry.

Makeup, hairstyling and fashion styling by Bianca S. Valerio • Shot on location at Sule Shangri-La Yangon, Myanmar. • Photography by Natassia S. Valerio

BALANCING ACT BIANCA S BRAZEN BERRY COLOR COSMETICS AND MACARON LIPPIES COVER GIRL OUTLAST LIP STAIN LAURA MERCIER LIP STAIN MATTE LIPSTICK MAYBELLINE COLOR SENSATIONAL VIVIDS PURPLE
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